Ron Adams pushed for the Chicago Bulls to draft Draymond Green in the 2012 NBA Draft when he was Tom Thibodeau's lead assistant.

The Bulls instead picked Marquis Teague with the 29th overall pick, leaving him to go to the Golden State Warriors at 35.

“As a coaching staff, we were very disappointed we didn’t get him,” Adams says. “He is definitely a Chicago kind of guy. This is no reflection on Kevin Love, but every team wants a Draymond Green. He has internalized the parts of the game that are the winning parts: the hustle, the grit, the defense, making the right play at the right time. I love that guy. I’m glad he’s on our team.”